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February 7, 2007

Mom Support Groups in Bethesda, Tenleytown

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A couple of new, professionally-facilitated support groups just for mamas are starting soon in suburban Maryland and NW DC:

In Bethesda: The next Moms-Only Group at Counseling Associates of Metropolitan Washington - led by therapists (and mothers!) Nancy Markoe, LCSW-C and Deborah Horan, LCSW-C - begins in early March.

The Moms-Only Group meets Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and offers the opportunity to address the issues confronted by mothers of babies and preschoolers. Offered in the evening to allow mothers working both inside and outside the home to attend, this group helps mothers deal with the challenges they face as their children grow. This group will look at changing identity, self-esteem, relationships, family dynamics, sibling issues, childcare, and balancing outside work with motherhood. Join other mothers in a safe and supportive environment.

The group meets for 10 sessions at their office in Bethesda (4833 Bethesda Ave., Suite 204). The office is metro accessible and there is adjacent metered parking. The registration cost of $260 is payable in advance, or at the first session.

To register or for more info, contact: Nancy Markoe, 202.494.6840 or nmarkoe (at) dccounseling (dot) com, or Deborah Horan, 301.325.3052 or dlhoran (at) dccounseling (dot) com.

In Tenleytown: A New Mom Support Group begins March 7 and meets Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. It is professionally facilitated by Alison Fellowes Comly, LICSW, and Jennifer Kogan, LICSW.

The group focuses on "exploring your changing self as you grow as a parent, reflecting on the relationship you have with your baby and others, nurting yourself as a key part of parenting, and developing relationships with other new mothers."

They also facilitate an ongoing Thursday evening New Mom Support Group.

For more info or to register, contact Alison Fellowes Comly at 202.841.3697 or fellowescomly (at) excite (dot) com, or Jennifer Kogan at 202.215.2790 or jenniferkogan (at) verizon (dot) net.

Posted by Sarah at 10:00 AM.